The Moza Slypod is now available to order for $499 USD. It is expected to start shipping in July.
The Moza Slypod is claimed to be the world’s first motorized monopod that uses high precision slider motion control technology. We got to check it out at NAB 2019.
- MOZA Slypod is the world’s first 2 in 1 Monopod & Slider.
- Weigh less than 1,000g / carbon fiber body
- Drive up to an 18kg payload
- Acceleration from 0 to 10,000rpm takes only 10 microseconds or 1/100000s, which beats all the ordinary brushless motors.
- Different to regular sliders, weatherproofed structural design protects the Slypod’s built-in transmission system from wind, sand, and dust.
- Remote control via MOZA App and hand unit
- MOZA ecosystem systems for more shooting possibilities
Is it a monopod or is it a slider? Well, it’s both. It’s best to think of the Slypod as a monopod where the movement is motorized instead of having to be done manually.
It’s important to note that the Slypod doesn’t come with any feet or legs and you need to attach it to a stand to use it like a traditional monopod.
The motorized movement can be controlled through physical buttons on the handle or through an app. You can change the speed by pressing longer on the +/- buttons. The Slypod is capable of moving very slowly or quite quickly.
Low weight/high payload capacity
The carbon fiber construction means the MOZA Slypod weighs less than 1kg including built-in batteries. Despite this low weight, the MOZA Slypod can handle vertical payloads up to 18kg and horizontal payloads up to 12kg. Essentially this makes it the most powerful motorized slider of this size.
The Slypod incorporates a ultra-high power density geared motor that is capable of producing 1N/m torque, which is enough to drive up to an 18kg payload.
Acceleration from 0 to 10,000rpm takes only 15 microsecond or1/1000000s, which is quicker than most ordinary brushless motors. By utilizing an embedded precision motion control algorithm, the Slypod is claimed to be able to do perfectly repeatable and smooth motion, even for the most demanding shots.
Remote Control via MOZA App
The telescopic length, sliding speed and programmable motion time-lapse can be controlled via a MOZA App.
Weather Proofed Design
The Slypod’s structural design is claimed to allow maintenance-free performance and protection from wind, sand and dust.
MOZA Ecosystem Systems
The MOZA Slypod is equipped with the CAN Bus that allows it to be connected to multiple MOZA products. It can also be integrated with MOZA Air 2, MOZA AirCross 2 and iFocus products for multi-axis camera movement through future firmware updates.
An interesting concept
The Slypod certainly is an interesting product and unlike anything we have seen before. The movement seemed nice and smooth and the build quality was good.
While it does make some noise, you can only really hear it if you are close to the bottom of the pole.
What do you think of the pricing for the Slypod? Would you pay $499 USD for it or do you think it is priced too high? Let us know in the comments section below.